Victoria’s airport has earned itself a unique health accreditation.
Victoria International Airport (YYJ) says it has received accreditation under the Airports Council International’s Airport Health Accreditation program, joining a handful of other airports in Canada.
“At YYJ, the health and safety of our passengers, partners and employees is our top priority. Achieving ACI’s Airport Health Accreditation, along with our TravelSafe YYJ program which we implemented this past summer, affirms our commitment to ensuring that passengers and staff feel safe and confident while at the airport,” Geoff Dickson, the Victoria Airport Authority’s president and chief executive officer, said in a press release.
The Airport Health Accreditation (AHA) program provides airports worldwide with an assessment on whether their health measures are in accordance with International Civil Aviation Council’s Aviation Restart Task Force recommendations.
In order to receive accreditation, airports as assessed in the areas of cleaning and sanitization, physical distancing, staff protection, physical layout, passenger communications and passenger facilities.
YYJ says it has implemented various health and safety measures since July, ranging from dedicated one-way entry and exit to/from the air terminal building to installing plexiglass barriers throughout the airport.
Other Canadian airports to receive the accreditation include Vancouver International Airport, Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Toronto Pearson International Airport, and Fredericton International Airport.